CONNECT. COMMUNICATE. COLLABORATE.

Events

There is something for everyone. We design the delivery of our programmes on our core initiative to create Connections, to encourage Communication and to open the door for Collaboration amongst our members.

We also offer members the ability to promote their events such as workshops or seminars on the calendar shown below.

Harbour Sport Golf Tournament 2018

Member Event Post

Don’t miss tee off at Pupuke Golf Club! A great Dress Up, Team Building event in Ambrose format with a BBQ and post-event nibbles provided!

Grab your boss, round up your colleagues and support your community!

Teams of 4 @ $100 per person… if you’re keen but don’t have a team, no problem, we’ll sort out some mates for the day!

Register now and then you can get down to the really serious business … What costume to wear?

11.30am – Check In
12.15pm – Player briefing
12.30pm – Tee off – ShoShotgunart
5.30pm – Prizegiving, Auction, drinks and nibbles

** Should you prefer to be invoiced, please contact Sarah Harrison to arrange registration and payment for your team: 022 592 7790 or email sarahh@harboursport.co.nz

 

Organised by:

Harbour Sport Trust

Date:

18 October 2018

Time:

12:30 - 18:00

Venue:

Pupuke Golf Club
Price:
$100 per person

 

The Ins and Outs of the Unit Titles Act

NSCP Group

Please join Steve Plummer - Scope Strata Management and Fiona Faithfull – McVeagh Fleming, who will take us through some of the key practical and legal aspects of the UTA that as commercial property owners or tenants you need to be aware of.

This will be an interactive session, with lots of time for Q&A. To ensure the content of this workshop is relevant to you, please feel free to submit your questions when you RSVP and we will forward to the presenters.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Limited to thirty people so act quickly to secure your place.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

30 October 2018

Time:

12:00 - 14:00

Venue:

Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend.

 

Xero Workshop

Member Event Post

Thinking of using Xero for your business? Or using Xero but need to learn more?

Come & learn... we'll show you how easy it is to use Xero & save time!

Join our workshop and discover the basics of Xero for your business.

We will look at:-

Using the Xero Dashboard and its best features

How to make your transaction processing easier

The best tips & tricks to keep on top of your debtors & creditors

Handy extra features to keep all your financials in one place

Who should attend? If you are looking to start using Xero, or have recently set your own Xero subscription up and want to become more confident in getting the most out of the software then this workshop is for you. Seats are limited so book your place now!

Special offer... join us for this workshop to access a special package offer for Xero conversion & training with our Xero Certified expert.

 

Organised by:

Accountability Net

Date:

06 November 2018

Time:

09:30 - 11:00

Venue:

Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
$23 per person

 

Sarah Pearce - Trust and Reputation in a Digital Age

Women in Business

Speaker, author and social strategist, Sarah Pearce, helps people and businesses be seen, heard and profitable. The recipient of many national and international awards throughout her career, Sarah is now sought after by many organisations for her unique blend of knowledge in business and digital reputation.

In her conference presentation: ‘Trust and Reputation in a Digital Age’ Sarah challenges the business community on their commitment to being relevant, visible and safe in a rapidly changing, super-connected online world.

Social media is both a positive and dangerous force: it has given everyone a voice. What people say about you and your organisation online has become one of the most important reflections of your integrity, reliability and skill.

Sarah teaches the 5 steps to building a powerful online presence that will outshine your competition. She provides tips, tools and tactics on how to develop trust, cultivate valuable relationships, protect your precious reputation and attract more business to your business.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

08 November 2018

Time:

10:30 - 12:00

Venue:

North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend.

 

First to Respond Workshop

St John

First to Respond Workshop
A customer or one of your staff needs urgent medical assistance. You are the first and possibly the only person there to respond. You’ve rung 111, and the St John Ambulance is on its way.

WHAT YOU DO IN THE NEXT 4–12 MINUTES
BEFORE THE ST JOHN AMBULANCE ARRIVES
COULD SAVE THAT PERSON'S LIFE.
St John has designed a two-hour workshop to up-skill staff. In two hours, your staff will be shown how to deal with the five most common situations they are likely to encounter in their
workplace environment; it could be a cardiac arrest, a falling injury, or a person cut and badly bleeding. The aim of this workshop is to up-skill staff to compliment, or assist, your fully trained first aiders.

COURSE CONTENT
• Adult CPR (including a demonstration on an AED defibrillator unit)
• Managing an unconscious patient (who does not require CPR)
• Best positioning, airway management, and environment assessment
• Managing a conscious patient, (who is feeling faint or having difficulty breathing)
• Dealing with strains, fractures or broken bones due to a slip or fall
• Dealing with life threatening bleeding

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

08 November 2018

Time:

14:00 - 16:00

Venue:

Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
$30 plus GST for members. Non-members pay $40 plus GST per person to attend.

 

Mental Health First Aid Workshop

St John

Mental Health First Aid
Learn how to identify, understand and respond to
signs of mental health issues in work colleagues, friends and family members.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Using a variety of best practice learning methods, including
discussions, videos and scenario work, this course is ideal for
anyone wanting to help recognise mental distress and what they
can do to help.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Those who are responsible for staff or interact with the public
• Anyone who wants to improve their knowledge around mental
health and wellbeing.

COURSE OUTCOMES
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
• Identify the early signs of mental distress
• Have an understanding of the relationship between mental health
and unwellness
• Identify when a person may be experiencing a mental health crisis
• Identify strategies for managing a mental health crisis safely
• Know and be able to use the St John Listen to your HEAD™
action plan
• Identify agencies who can help and/or know how to get
immediate assistance if necessary
• Understand debrief strategies for self-care including reflective practice.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

14 November 2018

Time:

13:00 - 17:00

Venue:

Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
$75 plus GST for members. Non-members pay $85 plus GST per person to attend.

 

Motivating Your People

Business Capability Workshop

We are delighted that Laurie Sharp - ASB's Head of Coaching and Development is back by popular demand.

This workshop will provide tools to help you motivate your people.

First get people to believe
Find out what motivates your team
Close the gap between your top and bottom performers
Apply lessons from professional sport in business

We forward to seeing you and your guests at this event

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

22 November 2018

Time:

07:00 - 09:30

Venue:

Level 1, North Lounge, QBE Stadium, Stadium Drive, Albany
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour members and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.

 

ONE DAY SALE

One Day Sale

More details to follow....

Block out the date in your diary! We will send out registration forms in August.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

24 November 2018

Time:

08:30 - 16:00

Venue:

North Harbour Business District

 

AGM
AGM
As managers of the North Harbour Business Improvement District (NHBID), the AGM will provide Business North Harbour's Chair, Peter Lamberton and General Manager, Janine Brinsdon the opportunity to report the core member services and programmes outcomes outcomes achieved over the past twelve months. Plus they will seek approval from members present as to the direction of these programmes and services in the coming 36 months.

Financial performance for the year ending 30 June 2018 will be presented, and reviewed, with the 2018/19 and Draft 2019/20 budgets presented for approval. The Annual Report, 30 June 2018 and Business Plan 2018-2021 will be available from the 1 October. If you would like a printed copy, please email janine@businessnh.org.nz.

There are two special resolutions which need to be ratified at the AGM, relating to compliance with the Auckland Council Business Improvement District (BID) 2016 Policy and proposed honorarium payments.

Nominations for the Business North Harbour Executive Committee membership will be called for, and accepted through a voting process. If you wish to put forward your nomination for membership of the Executive Committee, please complete the form below, or contact Janine Brinsdon for more information.

To be eligible to vote at the AGM, you will need to make sure your organisation has completed the FULL membership form. Please complete and return to admin@businessnh.org.nz

Please RSVP now to attend the 2018 AGM by emailing janine@businessnh.org.nz.

If you are unable to attend, and want your apology noted, please email janine@businessnh.org.nz stating the physical address of the property within the NHBID, your trading name and contact details.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
16 October 2018
Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
FREE
Artificial Intelligence as a practical tool for business growth
Business Capability Workshop
Artificial intelligence is here. It’s now in the real world, used by businesses of all shapes and sizes, all around the globe - and it is squarely on the agenda of both technology and business executives in New Zealand.

Unlike the AI we see in the movies and pop culture, the capability of this technology is being realised not through replacing humans, but from augmenting human intelligence and helping business professionals across a diverse range of industries perform their jobs more efficiently, more accurately and with greater insight.

AI platforms like IBM Watson understand the world in the way humans do – through senses, learning, and experience. They learn at scale, gaining knowledge over time, reasoning with purpose and interacting with humans in a natural way.

In this session IBM will explore the opportunities AI represents and also present practical options on how to leverage AI in an organisation to not only disrupt their market but to improve their bottom line. The session will conclude with example use cases and a set of recommendations on how to get started on the AI journey.

Isuru “Issy” Fernando is our guest speaker at this Business Capability Workshop. You will learn how AI is a practical technology, within reach, that can really drive business profits.

Isuru Fernando is the Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Leader for IBM New Zealand. Globally, Isuru has extensive experience working with leading organisations on technology and economic disruption. He is a recognised thought leader at IBM, is part of IBM's Global Top Talent, and sits on the Worldwide panel for Product Futures.

Isuru holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Auckland where he spent his time pushing the boundaries of theory and practice. He is a published author, has co-founded a start-up that went onto a successful acquisition, is a board member of the Association of Information Professionals Asia Pacific Chapter, and a member of the Embedded Systems and Robotics research group at the University of Auckland.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
27 September 2018
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
Venue:
Level 1, Main Lounge, QBE Stadium, Stadium Drive, Albany
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour members and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.
Xero Workshop
Member Event Post
Thinking of using Xero for your business? Or using Xero but need to learn more?

Come & learn... we'll show you how easy it is to use Xero & save time!

Join our workshop and discover the basics of Xero for your business.

We will look at:-

Using the Xero Dashboard and its best features

How to make your transaction processing easier

The best tips & tricks to keep on top of your debtors & creditors

Handy extra features to keep all your financials in one place

Who should attend? If you are looking to start using Xero, or have recently set your own Xero subscription up and want to become more confident in getting the most out of the software then this workshop is for you. Seats are limited so book your place now!

Special offer... join us for this workshop to access a special package offer for Xero conversion & training with our Xero Certified expert.
Organised by:
Accountability Net
Date:
18 September 2018
Time:
09:30 - 11:00
Venue:
12 Parkway Dr, Rosedale (Business North Harbour Offices)
Price:
FREE
Andrew Barnes speak on "The 4 Day Week Initiative"
Member Event Post
When BNZBA member Andrew Barnes embarked on the trial of a 4 Day Work Week with his 240 staff at Perpetual Guardian he could not have anticipated the global attention and coverage it would receive. Whilst there had been a number of other attempts to apply a modified working week, this was the first one to continue to pay employees for a 5 day week but only require them to work for 4 days.

The trial took place in March and April and as part of the trial the University of Auckland and AUT were invited to provide objective analysis of the impact of the trial on the employees. The results of the trial and the Universities' reports were announced in July and immediately the project attracted global attention. The trial has featured extensively in the UK media including in The Telegraph and The Guardian. In addition it has featured on CNN and was a top trending item in The New York Times.

If you are wondering if this concept could work in your business then this event is a great opportunity to hear from the man who devised the trial and the Universities involved, and to get your questions answered about how it was implemented, the outcomes achieved and the implications for the work environment going forward.

Registration from 10.00 a.m., event from 10.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Date:
14 September 2018
Time:
10:30 - 12:00
Venue:
Level 3, Decima Glenn Room, Sir Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland Business School, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland 1010
Price:
$35 incl. GST Our members receive member rates
Effective communication across a wide & diverse group
Business After Five
Stay ahead of the game and learn the latest and greatest in meeting room technology, whether you need to create better collaboration with remote staff or you have suppliers/clients stretched out across the globe.

The legendary ex-All Black captain Wayne “Buck” Shelford will be presenting his view of effective communication across a wide and diverse team and how technology helps that human interaction, even when it may be separated by large distances.
Leading Solutions, which is an Albany based company founded in 2006 led by Sheri Whitmill, are excited with the launch of an elegant range of meeting room hardware for use with new user-friendly Apps for video conferencing, such as “Zoom”.

These innovative meeting room solutions have inspired this exciting event, where we are fortunate to have an infamous & local North Habour leader in team communication, Buck Shelford, give his view about the need to embrace technology to improve communication across teams and groups of people in diverse locations… as well as give a few humorous anecdotes of when communication goes wrong! Come & Join Buck for an evening of drinks & canapes, plus learn about this exciting trend for innovative meeting rooms.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
13 September 2018
Time:
17:00 - 19:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
FREE
Sean Ellison - RICS, Senior Economist
NSCP Group
NZ Commercial Property Market: a global and local perspective

In an increasingly connected world, it is important to look at the performance of commercial property markets within both a regional and global perspective.
At this breakfast presentation, hear from Sean Ellison RICS Senior Economist Asia-Pacific who will provide insights on the NZ commercial property market in an international context, including its appeal to international investors and exposure to foreign risks.

Sean Ellison: RICS Senior Economist, Asia-Pacific
Responsible for the RICS Economics team’s research into the Asia Pacific property sector, identifying market risks to the sector and analysing economic events and their effects on real estate. Sean manages the RICS regional surveys and proprietary data, including the Global Commercial Property Monitor, a market-leading report on commercial property occupier and investor sentiment from property professionals worldwide. In addition to contributing economic insights, market intelligence and analyses to RICS business strategy, his work also contributes to RICS advisory capacity to international policy organisations.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
29 August 2018
Time:
07:30 - 09:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour members and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.
Xero Workshop
Member Event Post
Thinking of using Xero for your business? Or using Xero but need to learn more?

Come & learn... we'll show you how easy it is to use Xero & save time!

Join our workshop and discover the basics of Xero for your business.

We will look at:-

Using the Xero Dashboard and its best features

How to make your transaction processing easier

The best tips & tricks to keep on top of your debtors & creditors

Handy extra features to keep all your financials in one place

Who should attend? If you are looking to start using Xero, or have recently set your own Xero subscription up and want to become more confident in getting the most out of the software then this workshop is for you. Seats are limited so book your place now!

Special offer... join us for this workshop to access a special package offer for Xero conversion & training with our Xero Certified expert.
Organised by:
Accountability Net
Date:
22 August 2018
Time:
09:30 - 11:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Dr, Rosedale
Price:
$23
Allison Mooney - The People Interpreter
Women in Business
Title: Pressing the Right Buttons both at work and home.

"Every day the roads are filled with different people heading in different directions with different goals in mind, yet all of us drive smoothly along with few mishaps because we all understand some common laws: we stop at stop signs and red lights, we go on green, and we try to follow the speed limit. However in our relationships, both in the home and workplace, we seem to have a few more bumps. We wish we could straighten out all those other people – those very same people who want to straighten us out! Regardless of one’s upbringing, genetics or circumstances the key is respecting and understanding our differences."
You'll understand how to engage with the detailed structure person that won’t move until all the ducks are in line, when you are a “big picture” person that has no interest in the small details.
Or with your ‘significant other ‘that takes ages to make up his/her mind when you want things actioned “NOW!”
Or that child who is more focussed on her/his social activity than applying her/him- self to their school work.

Allie will give you a simple but powerful tool to help us get into the shoes of others, (see things from their world view) and give them what they need.
Ron Willingham says. “People are more apt to relate to you if they perceive that you view their world as they view it” She will show us how.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
21 August 2018
Time:
10:30 - 12:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend.
THE 4 FUTURES OF BUSINESS WORKSHOP
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THE 4 FUTURES OF BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Business got the mid-winter blues? It's not too late to take control of your business in 2018.

Join us for The 4 Futures of Business Workshop where you’ll discover the 3 areas that money is made or lost in business, and the 9 projects to take control of the future of your business.


What you'll discover:
The Four Futures of every business

The 3 areas that money is made or lost in business

The 9 projects to take control of your future

You’ll get a workbook and walk out with clarity on what to do.


WHEN: Wednesday 15 August 9.30am - 11.00am

WHERE: 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Albany (Business North Harbour Building)

COST: $34.95 Seats are limited


What our workshop participants say:
"We never felt we had the time to plan ahead in our business, it was always about just getting everything done. This workshop gave us quite a few lightbulb moments, and clarity on what we needed to do differently. As a result, we are more focused and we're achieving outstanding results. So glad we invested that 90 minutes". Bonnie & Murray Wells, Business Owners.


Hosted by AccountabilityNet Ltd
In association with The Takapuna Business Network - Richard Orsbourn and Tracy Morton.
Organised by:
Accountability Net
Date:
15 August 2018
Time:
09:30 - 11:00
Venue:
12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, North Shore
Price:
$34.95
People, Policies & Polite Conversations
Business Capability Workshop
In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of having clear HR and Health & Safety policies and procedures for your staff. Not only will this protect your business should anything happen, but clear frameworks provide important surety for employees so that they know where they stand and what is expected of them. This overview will be presented by employment lawyer – Emma Monsellier of Monsellier Law.

Simply having a policy in place is not always enough. Sometimes as managers, coaches and leaders, we need to have ‘difficult conversations’ to encourage improved performance or compliance.

Lance Burdett of Warn International, will provide practical conversational tools with minimal confrontation and distress. Lance will also cover the difference between bullying and performance management so that you can be confident in your approach with your team.

So please take the time to attend this workshop. You will learn technical and language skills to help ensure you and your team are on the same page.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
14 August 2018
Time:
10:00 - 12:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour members and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.

Business Programmes

Our Business Capability Programmes are designed to meet the diverse needs of our members. Business North Harbour will aim to:

  • Provide a consolidated guide to current training options and providers.
  • Provide workshops and/or seminars based on needs identified by members.
  • Connect members with the appropriate expertise to deliver training specific to their business.

To date we have facilitated successful programmes focused on: Sales and Marketing; People Management; Organisational Development; Financial Management; and Processes and Procedures

The value of these programmes are transferred to our members’ businesses as a way to add core training, knowledge and competency amongst their teams. 

Boost your business with the Westpac Auckland Business Awards North 2018

Business North Harbour is excited to announce that we are supporting these awards through sponsorship of the Excellence in Employer Category

We are encouraging business owners to leverage value for their organisation through the additional profile and practical consultancy available throughout the entry and judging process.

Make the most of the chance to work on your business – and not just in it.  

Effective people management can really give businesses the edge in a competitive market.   We know there are many examples of excellence north of the bridge and we want to encourage these businesses to enter.

Special Interest Groups

'One Size Fits All' does not apply to business. Recognising this, Business North Harbour offers specialist workshops and tailored information for a growing number of industry and special interest groups across our business district.  For example, we have offered workshops for those wishing to develop export or import markets, and those with an interest in commercial property investment.

These workshops or mini conferences will be promoted on our Events Calendar.